Peruvian Opal and Silver Necklace with Golden Drop
While most jewelry is mass produced in factories, each of Sharon Levy’s stunning pieces are handmade by the artist in Israel. In this piece, she hangs a drop made of yellow gold soldered to sterling silver from a sterling dimensional disc that is set against an oxidized backing and in turn is centered by a round Peruvian opal set in a gold frame. The heavy chain gives added dimensionality by Sharon’s clever use of oxidation.
Materials: sterling silver, gold, Peruvian opal
Size: disc 1″ diam; drop hangs 1 1/2″; 19″ chain
Meet the Artist: Sharon Levy
While most jewelry is mass produced in factories, Sharon's jewelry is made entirely by hand with the wearer in mind. In a time-consuming process, Sharon approaches her work from the perspective that each piece of jewelry she creates is an individual work of art starting with raw materials, precious metals and stones which are eventually transformed into beautiful objects that delight the soul as well as the eye. From handpicking each stone for maximum color and clarity from the gem dealers in Tel-Aviv, to the final polishing, every step is carefully performed. Making custom jewelry is a real treat for Sharon because each piece is different.